VAN vs PT Dream11 : Portland Timbers look to bring into the top 7 today when they clash heads against languishing Vancouver Whitecaps
For Portland Timbers this season has been all about struggling to stitch together a fruitful and consistent run of results. It’s a predicament which has seen the side continuously chasing the coveted top 7 spots with the side finding themselves two points behind seventh place.
Currently in eight place, Portland Timbers will be aware though that this is an impasse they can break free off if they manage to register a win today, one which could see them finally breach a barrier that have been yearning to get over. And it’s the identity of the opposition which will imbibe more confidence in the side with the outfit taking on a lacklustre Vancouver Whitecaps side.
Currently in 11th place in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer, for Vancouver Whitecaps, their sojourn in the season is all but over. The side have managed to win just five matches in 25 matches with their fifth coming in their previous encounter only after a howler of a run that saw them go winless for four matches.
While Vancouver Whitecaps managed to win their first match in a long time in their previous match, a 2-1 win over Cincinnati which is bound to give them heart, we don’t see them winning this one. Portland Timbers have plenty of ramifications from this encounter and despite the side falling to a 1-0 defeat in their last outing, their first in six matches, they should ease to a win today against a side who have massively disappointed till now.
Probable Playing 11
- Marco Farfan and Modou Jadama are both out for this encounter for Portland Timbers given their left knee and left foot injuries respectively.
- Khmiri’s left knee injury rules him out for the Whitecaps today.
Steve Clark (GK), Jorge Villafana, Julio Cascante, Larrys Mabiala, Jorge Moreira, Diego Chara, Cristian Paredes, Marvin Loria, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Valeri, Brian Fernandez
Maxime Crepeau (GK), Jakob Nerwinski, Erik Godoy, Derek Cornelius, Ali Adnan, Felipe, Hwang In-Beom, Russell Teibert, Fredy Montero, Thelonius Bair, Joaquin Ardaiz
Major League Soccer
Match: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Date And Time: 11th August, Sunday- 8:30am IST
Venue: Providence Park, Portland
- Jorge Moreira, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Valeri, Brian Fernandez
- Russell Teibert, Fredy Montero, Thelonius Bair, Joaquin Ardaiz
VAN vs PT Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for VAN vs PT Dream11
Whilst Portland Timbers head into this clearly the likelier of the two sides to register a cleansheet, it’s the composition of having minimum four players from the Whitecaps as well which see us opt for their shot stopper. In Maxime Crepeau, the side have a shot stopper who has managed to wage a lone battle despite getting no assistance from his defence, using the abilities imbued in him to come up with some stellar saves.
Defenders for VAN vs PT Dream11
We have opted for a three man defence, with the entire trivalent of picks coming from the bedlam of Portland Timbers. They are up against a unit who have managed to score just 25 goals, a side clearly bereft of ideas when it comes to the front part of the pitch.
And it’s this dearth of goals for the side which see us bring in both of Portland Timbers’ fullbacks in Jorge Moreria and Jorge Villafana. The two have an innate ability to maraud up the pitch, something which saw them intertwine in unison to register assists in their previous match, a soiree likely today as well.
Centreback Julio Cascante comes in as well to complete our trio of picks from the side.
Midfielders for VAN vs PT Dream11
With 12 assists to his name, Portland Timber’s Diego Valeri finds his name in third place in the list of assists. He’s been instrumental to the side’s transitions up the pitch, scouring past opposition defences with impeccable passes and crosses and is bound to revel us in another good display today as well.
Rightback Sebastian Blanco comes in as well for us while our duo from the Whitecaps constitutes of Russell Teibert and Jon Erice.
Strikers for VAN vs PT Dream11
With 8 goals and 1 assist, Portland Timbers’ striker Brian Fernandez has been the league’s highest scorer. He has been responsible for a majority of the side’s success in the attacking facet, someone who has always risen to the occasion and come up with goals at crucial junctures for his side.
He’s accompanied by Jeremy Ebobisse while Yordy Reyna from the opposition wraps up our Dream 11 side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Brian is chosen as our captain for today while Valeri is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.